Supa Modo is the story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.

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Critical Consensus: Generally favorable.

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22 Jun 2018
"Supa Modo is a film about how we cope. How we come to terms with the worst things life can throw at us. It shows us the power of imagination and how the movies and comic books we adore can inspire hope where there is none, and help people to heal." ...

Daily Nation

04 Apr 2018
"The script is gripping and moving at the same time. It – and the actors – manage to come off as completely believable and fantastical simultaneously." ...


20 Jun 2018
"Supa Modo is a superhero film in the truest sense, which does not at any moment expire the danger of too sentimental farewell scenes. That's why it's a movie whose superpower is to believe in the eternity of fantasy and in its power that no death co ...

Little White Lies

24 Feb 2018
"A love letter to the power of escapism, a devastating portrayal of grief and a Kenyan family drama that defies stereotypes, Supa Modo serves as an important reminder that even when heroes die, they can continue to inspire others long after they’re ...

Wylie Writes

16 Mar 2018
"Supa Modo is grounded as a family drama, but it branches out in lovable ways that encourage creativity. The narrative rides a thin line between reality and fantasy..." ...

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Release Date(s):

February 18, 2018 (Generation) (Berlin International Film Festival, Germany)
April 13, 2018 (African Film Festival AfryKamera, Poland)
April 14, 2018 (Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, USA)
May 20, 2018 (Seattle International Film Festival, USA)
June 22, 2018 (Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK)


Enos Olik, Volker Tittel


Wanjeri Gakuru, Silas Miami, Kamau Wa Ndung'u, Mugambi Nthiga, Likarion Wainaina


Christian Krämer, Charity Kuria

Art Director:

Hakim Abdi

Production Designer:

Neha Manoj Shah

Production Manager:

Edwin Kariuki


Sean Peevers

Original Score:

Sean Peevers

Production Company:

One Fine Day Films, Ginger Ink Films


English, Kikuyu, Swahili


74 minutes

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